61st Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers


Source:  U. S. Army Heritage and Education Center
(formerly the U. S. Army Military History Institute)

U.S. Army Military History Institute
Collections Division
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Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013-5021
29 Aug 08

Bates, Samuel P.    History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1993. Vol. 3, pp. 407-50 (23 photocopied pages). E527B32.1993v6. (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Brewer, Abraham T. History Sixty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Under Authority the Regimental Association. Pittsburg, PA: Art Engraving & Prtg Co, l911. 234 p. E527.5.61stP4.

_____. Oration Delivered July 24th, l886, on Wolf's Hill, Gettysburg.... Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Prtg & Pub Co, `888. 26 p. (13 photocopied pages). El73Pl8no248pam8.

Dyer, Frederick H.    A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion.   Vol. 2.    Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979.    Ref. See p. 1594-95 (2 photocopied pages) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Fox, Arthur B. Our Honored Dead: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in the American Civil War. Chicora, PA: Mechling Bookbindery, 2008. pp. 84-87. F157A4F69.

Mindil, George W. The Battle of Fair Oaks: A Reply to General Joseph

Pennsylvania. Gettysburg Battlefield Comm. Pennsylvania at Gettysburg: Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments Erected by the Commonwealth.... Vol. 1. Harrisburg, PA: Wm S Ray, 1914. pp. 369-84 (9 photocopied pages). E475.53P422v1. (Addresses delivered at the dedication of the regimental monument and a photo of that monument at the Gettysburg National Military Park).

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 1. Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1987. pp. 169-73 (5 photocopied pages). E527.4S38.1987v1. (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags).

Taylor, Frank H. Philadelphia in the Civil War. Phila: By the City, 1913. pp. 77-78 (2 photocopied pages). E527.97P54T39. (Brief history of the unit).

Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

The following pertinent personal papers are in the Institute's Manuscript Archive:

Brewer, Abram T. - CWTIColl (Enlisted man's memoirs, Aug 1861-Sep 10, 1864)

Dale, David W. - TanfieldColl (Enlisted man's letter, Dec 25, 1861)

Dawson, George W. - CWMiscColl (Officer's papers and company roster, 1861-1865)

Fair Family - HCWRTColl (Enlisted men's letters and memoir, Nov 1861-May 1865)

Tanfield, Thomas A. - Papers (Corporal's letters and papers, Mar 10-Jun 7, 1864)

Titterington, John - PaSaveFlagsColl (Enlisted man's reminiscences, 1864-1865)






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